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My name is Tracy Rosen and I have been teaching and consulting – from primary school through adult education – since 1996. This blog is a place for me to share the great things that are happening with implicit use of technology in Adult Education. I also include some of my own editorials and experiences from various conferences or education events.
Currently an education consultant with la Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles (CSSMI) near Montreal, Quebec, I believe that participant-driven professional development experiences are essential for continuous improvement.
I also serve as a resource person for the RÉCIT Provincial Service to Adult Education. The community I serve is made up of the nine English School Boards in Quebec.
My colleague at CSSMI, Marie-Ève Ste-Croix, serves the French School Board Community.
My Own PD Practice
Technology plays an important role in learning – both in the classroom and outside of it. BUT it is not enough! Pedagogy must trump technology. The use of technology in any learning situation must be purposeful and relevant. Always.
Teachers are what make the difference between a good education and a great one. More than ever, we need to continue developing our craft as the teaching landscape changes so quickly. Technology has helped to widen our access to good PD opportunities, allowing our professional development to be personalised and practical. All of this, takes practice.
Some of my beliefs are:
Stories are what bring us together.
Shared stories can create wonderful things.
Sharing is good.
I do my best work when I listen to others needs.
I do even better work when I listen for missing voices.
Technology is not separate from everything else.
But I need to make sure that I do not take tech for granted.
And remember that we don’t all have access to the same technology.